Monica’s blanket chest

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in your brain on art | No Comments
Monica’s blanket chest

Last year at the CraftBoston show I was approached by furniture maker Monica Raymond about collaborating on some pieces. This blanket chest was our first, and it was, at least from my point of view, WAY fun. Don’t let anybody tell you artists can’t work together.

The final fish

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in your brain on art | No Comments
The final fish

Not to say that this will be the last fish I will ever paint, just that this marks the end of the limited palette fish painting exercise. I didn’t plan for an end point or have anything specific in mind, I was just going to paint a fish a day until something interrupted me. That […]

Daily Fish the Seventh

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in your brain on art | No Comments
Daily Fish the Seventh

  Two colors: phthalo blue (green shade) and azo yellow medium, plus titanium white, makes this my most limited palette yet. And this was one of my favorite fish of the bunch. That’s one fish that has seen it all, man, and he’s just not impressed.  

The Daily Fish, Six

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
The Daily Fish, Six

I have always been leery of brown. It just seems to be a color that can go so easily, awfully wrong. But I decided it was time to get some brown on my brush and try to get over it. I tentatively experimented with burnt sienna, but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. […]

Lovely Etsy Treasuries

Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Uncategorized, your brain on art | No Comments
Lovely Etsy Treasuries

A pair of orange and red enamel earrings have been getting some love here and here and then there’s this one too, and too again, for a little bit of blue oh, and this one

The Day of Fives

Posted by on May 5, 2013 in your brain on art | No Comments
The Day of Fives

Today marks the fifth day that Fred, the dogs, and I have been essentially stranded here on top of our hill, thanks to the big snow storm of the first of May. Truthfully, we could snowblow ourselves out of here if we really wanted to, but we didn’t have anywhere urgent to go, and it […]

Unarmed — a counterintuitive design choice in Journey

Posted by on May 4, 2013 in the technician, your brain on art | No Comments
Unarmed — a counterintuitive design choice in Journey

I’m nobody’s idea of a gamer — Journey has been out for a year and I knew absolutely nothing about it when I decided to give it a go. From a gamer’s perspective, there is sweet bugger-all I can add to the discussion. But as a visual artist, one little design choice in particular intrigues […]

The Fourth Day of Fishery

Posted by on May 4, 2013 in your brain on art | No Comments
The Fourth Day of Fishery

Day Four of the paint-a-portrait-of-a-fish challenge (limited palette) was the final day I painted a subject from Fred’s aquarium supply catalog. This little guy is a clown anemone fish. He was an interesting subject because, unlike the fish that came before him, he wasn’t scaly. Funny how much one relies on the presence of scales […]

The Daily Fish, number 3

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in your brain on art | No Comments
The Daily Fish, number 3

The third fish I painted for my daily fish portrait/color wheel/limited palette exercise is this guy (or gal). I think the original photo (which came from the pages of an aquarium supply catalog) is of some kind of angel fish, but I don’t really know my fish types, so I’m just guessing here. In any […]